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Prostitution may arguably be the oldest profession, but dramatists have been writing about it for almost as long. Alana Valentine’s play, set in Sydney’s...
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon launches her party's manifesto. Photo: Peter McNally

The Scottish National Party’s newly launched general election manifesto includes promises to retain the BBC’s licence fee, increase investment through BBC Scotland and devolve...
David Tennant in Richard II at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in 2013

David Tennant will host a live broadcast on BBC2 next year to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. A collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare...
Battersea Arts Centre. Photo: Morely von Sternberg

Battersea Arts Centre is to commission four new pieces of 30-minute theatre to be broadcast live on BBC4. The series – currently named Live from...
Ben Stephenson. Photo: Ed Miller/BBC

BBC controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson is stepping down after seven years in the post. Stephenson will join Bad Robot Productions, the American production...
BBC2 crime thriller The Fall has been re-commissioned for a third series

The BBC has announced a £2.2 million annual deal with Northern Ireland Screen to boost programming in the region. The partnership will see the Corporation...
Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman. Photo: BBC

Sky Atlantic drama Penny Dreadful and BBC’s The Honourable Woman lead this year’s nominations for the British Academy Television Craft Awards. Happy Valley’s Sally Wainwright,...

A leading BBC casting director has criticised the lack of diversity at UK drama schools, claiming her most difficult job is sourcing white working...

If the first of Pinter’s unmade screenplays, Victory, translates to radio in a tropical ferment, like a Gaugin turned sinister, this second premiere has...